Plagiotrochus burnayi Kieffer 1901

on Quercus

Plagiotrochus burnayi galls

gall (from Houard, 1908a)

gall

Some gall chambers develop between the acorn and its cupula. The acorn becomes somewhat malformed and curved as a result, and does not separate from the cupula upon maturity. Also, gall chambers can develop within the acorn; then de acorn is completely aborted, and remains enclosed within the cupula.

host plants

Fagaceae, narrowly monophagous

Quercus ilex.

notes

No sexual generation is known of this species.

inquilines

Synergus crassicornis.

references

Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Hellrigl & Bodur (2015a), Houard (1908a), Nieves-Aldrey (2001a), Nieves-Aldrey, Gómez, Hernández Nieves & Lobo (2006a), Pujade (1986a), Tavares (1905a).

mod 22.viii.2019